RESEARCH

Game Jam: Playing the Code / Matters of Touch

We hereby invite you to register for the upcoming Game Jam titled Playing the Code / Matters of Touch that the project Re-Coding Algorithmic Culture will host from September 14th to 16th.

In Playing the Code / Matters of Touch we will work collaboratively to make our own physical games. Each participant will receive a mystery package containing an assortment of playful materials by mail.

In small groups, we will invent un_protocols of play and try to re-make algorithmic processes through touch, smell, sound. We will work with game making as a way to define rules, explore indeterminate outcomes and find out what else is possible.

This Game Jam will take place online on a dedicated Discord Server. We will have a shared online space where we can work in small groups. Groups will work in their own time, but please schedule in time for three meetings: Sept 14th, 10-12.30 CET (introduction), Sept 15th 10-11 CET (check-in), Sept 16th 10-11.30 CET (last meeting).

If you would like to take part, please register by sending an email to gamejam@r-calc.net until August 26th 2020. In this email, please send us your postal address so that we can make sure your mystery package arrives in time.

The project Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture has won a grant from the VW Foundation within the category ‚Original – isn’t it?’. Over the next 1.5 years, the project participants will investigate the question of how algorithmically based collections, classifications and interpretations of data can perpetuate existing social inequalities/ discrimination – and also challenge, if not redefine them. https://r-calc.net/

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Best wishes

the Game Jammers

 

*Taking A Walk Through A Computer *

19 May 2020 11:00 – 16:00 (with 1 hr lunch break)

/Taking a Walk Through a Computer/ is an online coding lab that will explore computation through playing with things already present: our bodies and our computer terminals. No prior knowledge is required to join. Participation is limited to 15 people, so please register early!

Register by sending an email to: l.britton@uni-kassel.de, you will get an email with a confirmation message of your registration. And right before the lab another email with access information.

On Being Turned Off. An Un_Timely Lab.

20 – 27 April 2020
https://r-calc.net/beingturnedoff

Through a_synchronous meetings (gatherings) we will practice story-telling, go for a walk in between different times, encounter unknown matters, and speculate on staying not-healthy.

Meet_up 1, Tuesday 21 April 20, 10.00 – 12.00 GMT+1
Meet_up 2, Thursday 23 April 20, 19.00 – 20.30 GMT+1
Meet_up 3, Friday 24 April 20, 17.00 – 19.00 GMT+1

Please visit https://r-calc.net/beingturnedoff for more information on the meet_ups.

Please register for the meet_ups at un-timely@r-calc.net, you will get an email with an access code for the meet_up chat space. Emails will be answered until 2 hours prior to each meet_up. Chat access codes are valid for all meet_ups.

You can also visit the website in between the meet_ups, there will be things to look at and listen to. Sometimes the website will also be turned off.

The project Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture has won a grant from the VW Foundation within the category ‚Original – isn’t it?’. Over the next 1.5 years, the project participants will investigate the question of how algorithmically based collections, classifications and interpretations of data can perpetuate existing social inequalities/ discrimination – and also challenge, if not redefine them. Research formats will be hackathons, game jams, coding workshops, participatory design labs, design noir Experiments, performances, exhibitions as well as video and text analyses. These interdisciplinary labs are meant to be critical, queer-feminist, anti-racist and work with de colonial knowledge in digital-real space. The application was submitted by Sociology of Diversity, University of Kassel, Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems, University of Kassel and Visual Communiation, Kunsthochschule Kassel. Workers on the project (alphabetically) include: Claude Draude, Elisabeth Tuider, Eunice Njoki, Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr, Johanna Schaffer, Loren Britton, Nicole voec, Pinar Tuzcu and Tom Fixemer.

Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture

Visual: A screenshot of a game, reworked in the image editing software Photoshop changing outlines, resolution and colors, and then reprocessed using algorithmic tools such as ‘Content Aware Fill’ and ‘High Pass Filter Sharpening’. Credits Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr, Nicole voec.

 

The project Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture has won a grant from the VW Foundation within the category ‚Original – isn’t it?’. Over the next 1.5 years, the project participants will investigate the question of how algorithmically based collections, classifications and interpretations of data can perpetuate existing social inequalities/discrimination – and also challenge, if not redefine them. Research formats will be hackathons, game jams, coding workshops, participatory design labs, design noir Experiments, performances, exhibitions as well as video and text analyses. These interdisciplinary labs are meant to be critical, queer-feminist, anti-racist and work with de colonial knowledge in digitalreal space. The application was submitted by Elisabeth Tuider and Pinar Tuzcu (Sociology of the Diversity, University of Kassel), Claude Draude (Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems, University of Kassel) and Johanna Schaffer (Visual Communication, Kunsthochschule Kassel), other project authors are Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr and Nicole voec (Alumnae and students of the KhK).

 

Bild: Screenshot eines Games, im Bildbearbeitungsprogramm Photoshop durch Bearbeitung von Umrissen, Farben und Bildauflösung verändert sowie weiter bearbeitet anhand algorithmischer Werkzeuge wie ‘Inhaltsbasiertes Füllen’ and ‘Schärfen mit Hochpassfilter’. Credits Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr, Nicole voec.

 

Das Projekt Re:Coding Algorithmic Culture hat in der Antragslinie “Originalitätsverdacht” der VW-Stiftung die beantragbare Höchstsumme erhalten. In den nächsten 1,5 Jahren werden die Projektbeteiligten der Frage nachgehen, wie durch algorithmisch basierte Sammlungen, Klassifikationenen und Interpretationen von Daten bestehende gesellschaftliche Ungleichheiten/Diskriminerungen fortgeschrieben werden – und auch irritiert, wenn nicht sogar umgeschrieben werden können. Forschungsformate sind Hackathons, Game Jams, Coding-Workshops, partizipatorische Design Labs, Design Noir Experimente, Performances, Ausstellungen sowie Video- und Textanalysen. Diese interdisziplinären Labs sollen kritisches, queer-feministisches, antirassistisches und dekoloniales Wissens im digital-realen Raum weitertreiben. Den Antrag gestellt haben Elisabeth Tuider und Pinar Tuzcu (Soziologie der Diversität, Universität Kassel), Claude Draude (Gender/Diversity in Inforamtics Systems, Universität Kassel) und Johanna Schaffer (Visuelle Kommunikation, Kunsthochschule Kassel), weitere Projektautorinnen sind Ipek Burçak, Isabel Paehr und Nicole voec (Alumnae und Studierende der KhK).